Nutri-Nations

Fighting hunger and improving food security through innovative mobile drying factories
SEED Starter Team Sustainable Agriculture Pinetown, South Africa

Nutri-Nations – is fighting food wastage in South Africa. The enterprise developed an innovative low energy mobile drying technology that processes excess fresh fruits and vegetables to produce highly valuable nutritional food powders.

The enterprise´s Nutricubes (mobile drying facility) goes to the source to process excess fresh produce to highly concentrated food powders, extending life spans from 1 week to 18months while holding all the nutritional goodness.

By bringing the market to the people the enterprise aims to efficiently process hundreds of thousands of tons of nutritional food that logistically would have gone waste due to lack of proper storage facilities in the country.

Eco-inclusive Impacts

Nutri-Nations – is fighting hunger and improving food security through transforming food surplus from farmers into dry rich in nutrients snacks.
  • Contributing to lessening the food wastage burden of the South African economy. 
  • Offering new opportunities for farmers to preserve their surplus production.

  • Reducing greenhouse emissions, resulting from valuable food that goes to waste.
  • Saving natural resources like water and topsoil used in cultivation.
  • Creating new markets where previously logistics made it impossible.
  • Providing new opportunities for farmers to recoup their investments.

Partners

This enterprise is supported through its partnerships with various stakeholders, ranging from national and international organisations, investors, research institutes, suppliers, governmental bodies, NGOs, other social and environmental enterprises and more.

Sauvage Industries: Technology partner

Foodforus: Food app business enables the enterprise to gather data and research on areas of highest food wastage.

AFD Stellenbosh: Allocated 5 skilled students to help in further research and development.

ContainerWorld: designing and collaborating on making the factories user-friendly.

Turaco: Transformation strategists helping the enterprise with strategy, enterprise registration, large business mentorship, and key supplier relationships.

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Grant Oliver
4 Reed Pl, Unit 17, Pinetown, 3610
Pinetown, South Africa
Tel: +27317028311

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